- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 21, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - As more and more news organizations go out of business, a commission is studying how people get their information today.

The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy has set up an online interactive with PBS Engage at https://www.pbs.org/publicinput for people to weigh in on questions about how they get the news, whether it is online, in newspapers or TV and radio.

They’ll also be asked what kinds of local information they need to understand their communities and make decisions for it, how local governments can improve access to information and whether everyone in a city or town is getting what they need.

The commission was formed last year, funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, with former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore Olson and Google executive Marissa Mayer as leaders.

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